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20/11/2017

How do I manage my money if I have to go into hospital?

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  1. Overview
  2. How can going into hospital affect my finances?
  3. Should I tell anyone that I have gone into hospital?
  4. Will my employer pay me while I’m in hospital?
  5. I was claiming benefits when I went into hospital. What will happen to them?
  6. What about my property rates?
  7. What happens after 28 days of being in hospital?
  8. What will happen after 52 weeks of being in hospital?
  9. I was claiming Universal Credit, what happens to that?
  10. How can I pay my bills if I am in hospital?
  11. I can’t afford my debts, what can I do?
  12. What if I cannot look after my money?
  13. Next steps

  1. Useful contacts
  2. Still looking for help?

Useful contacts

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

Social Service for South Eastern Region

Address - Trust Headquarters, Ulster Hospital, Upper Newtownards Road, Dundonald, Belfast, BT16 1RH

Telephone - 028 9181 2661

(Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm )

Northern Ireland Housing Executive

NIHE offer a range of services to people living in socially rented, privately rented and owner occupied accommodation, as well as supporting and working with a number of other public bodies.

Telephone - 03448 920 902

Southern Health and Social Care Trust

Social Services for Southern Region

Address - Trust Headquarters, College of Nursing, Craigavon Hospital, 68 Lurgan Road, Portadown, BT63 5QQ

Telephone - 028 3752 2341

(Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm )

Northern Health and Social Care Trust

Social Services for the Northern Region

Address - Trust Headquarters. Bretten Hall. Bush Road. Antrim. BT41 2RL

Telephone - 028 7963 1031

(Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm )

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Social Services for Belfast Region

Address - Trust Headquarters, Administration Floor, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7AB

Telephone - 028 9504 0100

(Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm)

Western Health and Social Care Trust (WHSCT)

Social Services for Western Region

Address - MDEC Building, Altnagelvin Hospital, Glenshane Road, Londonderry, BT47 6SB

Telephone - 028 7134 5471

(Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm )

Financial Conduct Authority

Telephone - 0800 111 6768

Free phone
(Monday - Friday 8 am - 6 pm, Saturday 9 am - 1 pm )

Citizens Advice

Address - 46 Donegall Pass, Belfast, BT7 1BS

Telephone - 028 9023 1120

Advice Northern Ireland (NI)

Advice NI exists to provide leadership and services to our 62 member organisations and to ensure accessible advice services across Northern Ireland.

Address - 1 Rushfield Avenue, Belfast, BT7 3FP

Telephone - 0808 802 0020/ 0289 064 5919

Free phone for 0800 number
(Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm )

General Medical Council UK

At the GMC, they regulate individual doctors. If you think a doctor has acted in a way that brings their fitness to practise into question, please contact the GMC.

Telephone - 0161 923 6602

(Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm)

Personal Independence Payment Centre NI Direct

Address - Castle Court, Royal Avenue, Belfast, BT1 1HR

Telephone - New Claims: 0800 012 1573, Existing Claims: 0300 123 9221

0800 - no fee. Calls to 03 number costs no more than a national rate call to a 01 or 02 number.
(Monday - Friday 8 am - 6 pm (Excluding public holidays).)

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a charity operating in England and Wales that promotes animal welfare.

Address - Supporter Services, RSPCA Wilberforce Way, Southwater, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 9RS

Telephone - 0300 123 4555

(Mon-Fri 9.00am-5.00pm)

The Blue Cross

For what happens to my money, home and pets whilst I am in hospital.

Address - Blue Cross, Shilton Road, Burford, OXON. OX18 4PF

Telephone - 0300 777 1897

Within this subject

  1. Overview
  2. How can going into hospital affect my finances?
  3. Should I tell anyone that I have gone into hospital?
  4. Will my employer pay me while I’m in hospital?
  5. I was claiming benefits when I went into hospital. What will happen to them?
  6. What about my property rates?
  7. What happens after 28 days of being in hospital?
  8. What will happen after 52 weeks of being in hospital?
  9. I was claiming Universal Credit, what happens to that?
  10. How can I pay my bills if I am in hospital?
  11. I can’t afford my debts, what can I do?
  12. What if I cannot look after my money?
  13. Next steps
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